|Date of birth:||November 4, 1947|
|Place of birth:||Calcasieu Parish, LA|
|NFL Draft:||1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51|
Green Bay Packers
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Thomas attended Langston High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas. He would go on to play college football at Bishop College and also participated in the 1971 College All-Star Game against the Baltimore Colts.
One of those returns was a then franchise record 101 yard score against the NY Jets, which still remains the record for a Cowboys rookie, but is tied with Bryan McCann and Amos Marsh for the second-longest play in Cowboys history, behind Alexander Wright's 102-yard kickoff return against the Atlanta Falcons in 1991.
He played only 1 season with the Cowboys averaging 42.1 yards per kickoff return, before being traded in September 1972 to the Green Bay Packers along with punter Ron Widby for a 1973 second round draft choice. The Cowboys used the draft choice to select Golden Richards.
Green Bay PackersEdit
Thomas continued to return kickoffs while in Green Bay and had over 1,000 return yards in 2 seasons with the Packers. He missed the 1974 season due to injury but returned in 1975 with the Buffalo Bills.
Thomas had his only 2 interceptions in the NFL in 1975 with the Bills, before being released at the end of the season. During his NFL career he played 37 games in 4 years, with 1,394 kickoff return yards, 2 interceptions and 2 touchdowns.
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